Welcome to DRCET and De’ils On Wheels! We deliver a range of environmental projects and services across the west of Glasgow and beyond.

We protect and enhance the local environment and increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities that we work with.

Scroll down to read more about what we do, download our new information leaflet or get clicking on the left to get involved, get active and make a difference!

Unfortunately the organisers have had to cancel this event due to the weather forecast for strong winds and even stronger gusts which are well above acceptable limits for the safe use of inflatables (bouncy castles etc) and borderline acceptable limits for the safe use of open fronted marquees. It is hoped the event will be re-organised for later in the year.

 

nextbike that runs city bike-sharing schemes is celebrating hitting its 500,000th rental in the UK.

The firm, nextbike, recorded the landmark trip in Glasgow, where it operates what it describes as one of its most successful schemes. The rider on the journey travelled from Bellgrove Station to George Square in the city centre.

Julian Scriven, managing director of nextbike UK, said it was an important milestone, “We are delighted with how well the scheme has been received generally in the UK and even more so to see it used so comprehensively in Glasgow by people from all walks of life,”

“There is the assumption that rental bikes are mainly for tourists but we have found that city dwellers are among the highest number of users, making the most of them for all kinds of journeys throughout the day and night.”

Councillor Anna Richardson, city convener for sustainability & carbon reduction, said: “As an avid cyclist, I’m delighted that Glasgow bike users have reached this amazing milestone.

The bike hire scheme in the city is a wonderful way to encourage more residents and visitors to use alternative modes of transport and help reduce our carbon footprint as well.’

Glasgow Community Planning Partnership has opened the North West Capital Programme 2017/18 with a call for bids for projects to be completed during the financial year.

Funds of £110,000 are available for investment in capital activity in the North West Sector for 2017/18. Glasgow Community Planning Partnership would welcome proposals for projects which meet two or more of the following criteria:

  • Can demonstrate community involvement and consultation as part of the development process;
  • Are linked to Glasgow City Council’s Local Development Plan;
  • Include activity in the identified North West Thriving Places communities;
  • Are led by community and voluntary organisations; and/or
  • Can demonstrate long term sustainability.

Proposals for activity which would be completed before 31 March 2018 should be submitted no later than 5pm Friday 14 July 2017 For more information please see the attached flier or visit the Glasgow CPP website.

Heart of Scotstoun will be hosting a Summer Fayre on Saturday 8 July from 11am to 2pm.

There will be a range of activities including children’s games, a BBQ and home baking and a table top and car boot sale! If you would like to book a table or a car boot space please contact the Centre!

The Summer Fayre is suitable for all ages so why not pop down and join in the fun!

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Glasgow City Council has appointed consultants Here+Now to engage with Glaswegians to get their views regarding the future of food growing in Glasgow. This will look at issues such as community gardens, allotments, vacant and derelict land, the circular economy and urban agriculture!

The Community Empowerment Act 2015 places a duty on all Scottish Local Authorities to prepare a food growing strategy for its area and identify land suitable for growing.

A number of workshops will be held to find out more about people’s needs and wishes when it comes to urban growing and would like to invite you or anyone that might be interested to one of the workshop sessions. Whether you’re a keen gardener, involved in a community growing project, hold an allotment or have never been involved in a community growing project before, they would like to hear from you.

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Two large green free standing installations which remove pollutants from the air have arrived in Glasgow. The CityTree is a highly visual structure which, at 4 meters tall, nearly 3 meters wide and 2 meters deep, is said to have the environmental benefit of up to 275 urban trees.

Created by Berlin-based Green City Solutions, the CityTree is made up of moss cultures which have a much larger leaf surface area than any other plant and can capture more pollutants. Photos below show the CityTree along with information about air quality and how the CityTree works that is included on the installations.

Glasgow is the first UK city to have CityTrees installed in key city centre locations – Killermont Street (adjacent to Buchanan Bus Station) and the other on Royal Exchange Square, outside the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).

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We’re delighted our shiny new updated information leaflet is now available! You can pick up a copy in various locations in the local community or you can download it here DRCET-DOW_InfoLeaflet_web_A3_Mar17

The leaflet has a DRCET cover as well as a De’ils On Wheels cover and folds out to an A3 poster – we are really pleased with how it looks and we hope you like it!

In addition to all our up to date contact details the leaflet gives an overview of our key work areas including…

Don’t forget you can sign up to our monthly eNews, follow DRCET and De’ils On Wheels on Facebook and Twitter, or pop by the office to say hello!

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Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.
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